2021 MAM Classic


Presented by the Memphis Grizzlies

With a nearly 30-year history, the MAM Classic is Memphis’ largest and longest-running holiday basketball tournament, boasting over 100 teams, 1200 athletes, and 4500 spectators annually. Tournament proceeds support year-round programming at Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM), which seeks to “coach, grow, and lead the youth of Memphis” through its various services.


When: December 17 – 22, 2021

Where: The Grizzlies Center at MAM, FedExForum, and other gyms throughout Memphis

Who: Boy and Girls teams in grades 3 – 8


Championship games start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and will continue throughout the day. In addition to gameplay, Memphis Grizzlies Director of Player Support and MAM Board Member Elliot Perry will assist with select trophy presentations. The Grizz Girls and members of the Claw Crew will also be on hand to entertain fans during the championship lineup.

Game Time Matchup
1:00pm 8th Grade Boys Semifinal
2:00pm 8th Grade Boys Semifinal
3:00pm 3rd/4th Grade Recreation Championship
4:15pm 5th/6th Grade Recreation Championship
5:30pm 8th Grade Girls Championship
6:45pm 8th Grade Boys Championship

Tournament participation includes:

  • 3-game guarantee
  • Commemorative T-shirts for all players and coaches
  • Player of the Game prizes
  • Team trophies for 1st – 3rd place finishers in each division
  • Championship games on the Grizzlies’ home court at FedExForum

Visit the MAM website via the link below for team registration and complete tournament details.